I was recently at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. I hadn’t been there since I was eight years old.
I remember going there and having my little blue Fisher-Price camera and snapping photos all over the place. This is the only one that remains, I believe. It is of the Conservatory. It was my favorite photo from the roll at the time and it remains one of favorite shots I took as a child.
I remember walking into the conservatory and taking the shot. I was so proud of myself. I knew I had a good pictures, at least in the mind of an eight-year-old.
When I went back, I was really looking forward to going to the Conservatory. My goal? See how much it had changed and if I could get a similar shot. Granted, the building has changed, but the effect is similar.
Cameras have come a long way, and so my has eye for photos. Sometimes, though, I wish I had some of that fearlessness in photography that I had when I was a kid. I hope to recapture that one day.
If you are interested in seeing more of my Longwood Gardens photos, head on over to my photo website. Also, if you would like to see more of my photos as a child, take a look at my free e-book of my photos as a kid, teenager, and young adult.